We put the Ping G410 Crossover up against the G410 hybridJanuary 21, 2019 Golf Equipment
Ping's new G410 Crossover has looks to die for but can it compete with their G410 hybrid? Equipment editor James Savage tests them both out
Our Ping G410 Crossover vs. G410 hybrid test took place on the course at Moor Allerton in Leeds.
We followed that up with some launch monitor testing using their Flightscope in their indoor fitting studio.
It made sense to put the new Crossover up against the new G410 hybrid to see what the performance differences were.
Both clubs are essential long iron replacements but one is obviously a lot more like an iron than the other.
But which will suit your game?
Ping G410 Crossover vs. G410 hybrid: First impressions
The Ping Crossover has undergone a fairly significant overhaul over the past few years.
It started off as a black hitting thing which worked a treat but just looked a bit odd.
Then with the G400 Crossover it started to look a bit more like a proper golf club but was really bulky.
So now we’ve got a much sleeker-looking utility iron which will suit the eye of the better player much more.
So with the Crossover we’ve got something which is really new and the hybrid something which is looking to carry on being really, really good.
Ping G410 Crossover vs. G410 hybrid: The technology
Despite being smaller in size to the G400 Crossover, Ping say they have packed in a bit more forgiveness.
There’s a 50% larger tungsten weight in the toe which makes it more stable
The hot managing steel face is more thinner and more flexible offering more ball speed.
We’ve also got something Ping are calling an internal rib structure which ensures a solid sound and feel.
There’s also a maraging steel face which is thin and flexible to offer more speed.
Ping say you’ll get a better fit with the G410 hybrid thanks to an eight-way adjustable hosel.
As well as adjusting the loft by 1.5˚ either way it’s also possible to flatten the lie angle.
That’s the lowdown on the tech, but which performed best? Find out on the next page…